The Path to Genocide

Essays on Launching the Final Solution

Author: Christopher R. Browning

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521558785

Category: History

Page: 191

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An authoritative and compelling account of the evolution of Nazi Jewish policy between 1939 and 1942.

Fateful Months

Essays on the Emergence of the Final Solution

Author: Christopher R. Browning

Publisher: Holmes & Meier Pub


Category: History

Page: 113

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An important concern in understanding the "machinery" of the Holocaust is the timing of the decision to put into effect the Final Solution, the systematic murder of the European Jews. This book explores the crucial first steps in implementing the mass murder, including Hitler's role in the decision-making process. The participation of middle and lower middle echelon Germans, and the development of the technology of destruction, in particular, the gas van for use in the death camps. Looking at events from summer 1941 to Spring 1942, Christopher Browning sheds important new light on the historians' debate about how the policy of systematic mass murder emerged.

Collected Memories

Holocaust History and Postwar Testimony

Author: Christopher R. Browning

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 029918983X

Category: History

Page: 120

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Christopher R. Browning addresses some of the most heated controversies that have arisen from the use of postwar testimony: Hannah Arendt’s uncritical acceptance of Adolf Eichmann’s self-portrayal in Jerusalem; the conviction of Ivan Demjanuk (accused of being Treblinka death camp guard "Ivan the Terrible") on the basis of survivor testimony and its subsequent reversal by the Israeli Supreme Court; the debate in Poland sparked by Jan Gross’s use of both survivor and communist courtroom testimony in his book Neighbors; and the conflict between Browning himself and Daniel Goldhagen, author of Hitler’s Willing Executioners, regarding methodology and interpretation in the use of pre-trial testimony. Despite these controversies and challenges, Browning delineates the ways in which the critical use of such problematic sources can provide telling evidence for writing Holocaust history. He examines and discusses two starkly different sets of "collected memories"—the voluminous testimonies of notorious Holocaust perpetrator Adolf Eichmann and the testimonies of 175 survivors of an obscure complex of factory slave labor camps in the Polish town of Starachowice.

The Origins of the Final Solution

The Evolution of Nazi Jewish Policy, September 1939-March 1942

Author: Christopher R. Browning

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803203921

Category: History

Page: 615

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This groundbreaking work is the most detailed, carefully researched, and comprehensive analysis of the evolution of Nazi policy from the persecution and "ethnic cleansing" of Jews in 1939 to the Final Solution of the Holocaust in 1942.

German Colonialism

Race, the Holocaust, and Postwar Germany

Author: Volker Max Langbehn,Mohammad Salama

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231149727

Category: HISTORY

Page: 327

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Mohammad Salama teaches Arabic in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at San Francisco State University. --Book Jacket.

Remembering Survival: Inside a Nazi Slave-Labor Camp

Author: Christopher R. Browning

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393079432

Category: History

Page: 400

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"An important, revealing story, exceptionally well told."—Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Employing the rich testimony of almost three hundred survivors of the slave-labor camps of Starachowice, Poland, Christopher R. Browning draws the experiences of the Jewish prisoners, the Nazi authorities, and the neighboring Poles together into a chilling history of a little-known dimension of the Holocaust. Brutal and deadly in their living and work conditions, these camps represented the only chance of survival for local Jews after the ghetto liquidations of 1942. There they produced munitions for the German war effort while scrambling to survive murderous and corrupt camp regimes and desperately trying to protect children, spouses, parents, and neighbors. When the labor camps closed in the summer of 1944, the surviving Starachowice Jews still had to confront Auschwitz and then the reprisals of anti-Semitic Polish neighbors. Combining harrowing detail and insightful analysis, Browning's history is indispensable scholarship and an unforgettable story of survival.

Perpetrators Victims Bystanders

Jewish Catastrophe 1933-1945

Author: Raul Hilberg

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060995076

Category: History

Page: 352

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The man the New York Times has called "the preeminent scholar of the Holocaust" tells the stories of those who caused, experienced, and witnessed the great human catastrophe.

The Gestapo

Power and Terror in the Third Reich

Author: Carsten Dams,Michael Stolle

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019966921X

Category: History

Page: 256

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Draws on the latest research to present a history of the Gestapo, from its creation during the Weimar Republic to the fate of its officers after World War II, and unravel the truths and mysteries behind its rule.

That the World May Know

Bearing Witness to Atrocity

Author: James Dawes

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674030273

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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What can we do to prevent more atrocities from happening in the future, and to stop the ones that are happening right now? That the World May Know tells the powerful and moving story of the successes and failures of the modern human rights movement. Drawing on firsthand accounts from fieldworkers around the world, the book gives a painfully clear picture of the human cost of confronting inhumanity in our day.

The Last Utopia

Author: Samuel Moyn

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674058542

Category: History

Page: 352

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Human rights offer a vision of international justice that today’s idealistic millions hold dear. Yet the very concept on which the movement is based became familiar only a few decades ago when it profoundly reshaped our hopes for an improved humanity. In this pioneering book, Samuel Moyn elevates that extraordinary transformation to center stage and asks what it reveals about the ideal’s troubled present and uncertain future.

The Interpretation of Cultures

Author: Clifford Geertz

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465093566

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.

The Company of Strangers

A Natural History of Economic Life

Author: Paul Seabright

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400834785

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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The Company of Strangers shows us the remarkable strangeness, and fragility, of our everyday lives. This completely revised and updated edition includes a new chapter analyzing how the rise and fall of social trust explain the unsustainable boom in the global economy over the past decade and the financial crisis that succeeded it. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, history, psychology, and literature, Paul Seabright explores how our evolved ability of abstract reasoning has allowed institutions like money, markets, cities, and the banking system to provide the foundations of social trust that we need in our everyday lives. Even the simple acts of buying food and clothing depend on an astonishing web of interaction that spans the globe. How did humans develop the ability to trust total strangers with providing our most basic needs?

Management: Challenges for Tomorrow's Leaders

Author: Pamela Lewis,Stephen Goodman,Patricia Fandt,Joseph Michlitsch

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0324302592

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

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In the Fifth Edition of this nationally acclaimed book, students learn the management skills and competencies that will enable them to meet the challenges they'll experience as leaders in tomorrow's dynamic, rapidly changing business environment. The authors focus on key management principles and how they apply in real business practice, as well as on the skills and competencies students will need as they move into the workplace. In this leadership-focused book, students discover how proactive leaders respond to both the opportunities and challenges of global management, diversity and ethics issues, team-based management, service management, and other developing trends. In emphasizing the competencies and skills needed by contemporary leaders, MANAGEMENT: CHALLENGES FOR TOMORROW'S Leaders translates theory into practice, showing students how to fully develop their skills in teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and adapting to change. The authors further broaden students' understanding by applying the concepts of management to the various functional areas of organizations of all sizes, illustrating that leaders emerge from all areas- production, finance, accounting, sales, and marketing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Histories of the Holocaust

Author: Dan Stone

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199566798

Category: History

Page: 314

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A comprehensive handbook covering the prolific and sophisticated historiography of the Holocaust of the last two decades. This book is the most up-to-date and wide-ranging assessment of the state of historical research on the Holocaust currently available, covering the 'Final Solution' as a European project, the decision-making process, perpetrator research, plunder and collaboration, regional studies, ghettos, camps, race science and antisemitic ideology, andrecent debates concerning modernity, organization theory, colonialism, genocide studies and cultural history. Beyond describing other historians' arguments, Stone provides critical analyses of the complex and wide-ranging literature in the field, discerning major themes and trendsand assessing the achievements and shortcomings of the various approaches. In so doing, this book illustrates that there can and should never be a single history of the Holocaust, and facilitates an understanding of the genocide of the Jews from a multiplicity of angles.

Human Remains in Society

Curation and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Genocide and Mass-violence

Author: ©œlisabeth Anstett

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1526107384

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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Human remains in society presents a groundbreaking account of the treatment and commemoration of dead bodies resulting from incidents of genocide and mass violence. Whether reburied, concealed, stored, abandoned or publically displayed, human remains raise a vast number of questions regardingsocial, legal and ethical uses by communities, public institutions and civil society organisations. Through a diverse range of international case studies, across multiple continents, this highly innovative book explores the effect of dead bodies or body parts, either desired or unintended, on various political, cultural or religious practices. How, for instance, do issues of confiscation,concealment or the destruction of human remains in mass crime impact on transitional processes, commemoration or judicial procedures? Multidisciplinary in scope, Human remains in society will appeal to readers interested in the crucial phase of post-conflict reconciliation. This includes students and researchers of history, anthropology, sociology, archaeology, law, politics and modern warfare.

A Cruel Nirvana

Author: Jerome Rothenberg

Publisher: Splitlevel Texts

ISBN: 9780985811112

Category: Poetry

Page: 121

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Poetry. A CRUEL NIRVANA both is and is not a new Jerome Rothenberg collection. In other words, almost everything in this collection has been published before. Each of the three major sections (Narratives and Real Theater Pieces, The Notebooks, and Conversations) was originally published individually. A CRUEL NIRVANA brings together these long out-of-print smaller gatherings in a way that illuminates their important place in Rothenberg's crucial contribution to Twentieth- and Twenty-first Century poetics. Returning to these poems, properly contextualized, one finds them communicating in one field of immanence. If we feel exhausted by meaningless violence and marketing, A CRUEL NIRVANA shows us wellsprings of meaning and power we missed or just couldn't see in our exhaustion or disaffection.

Ordinary Men

Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland

Author: Christopher R. Browning

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062303031

Category: History

Page: 384

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Christopher R. Browning’s shocking account of how a unit of average middle-aged Germans became the cold-blooded murderers of tens of thousands of Jews—now with a new afterword and additional photographs. Ordinary Men is the true story of Reserve Police Battalion 101 of the German Order Police, which was responsible for mass shootings as well as round-ups of Jewish people for deportation to Nazi death camps in Poland in 1942. Browning argues that most of the men of RPB 101 were not fanatical Nazis but, rather, ordinary middle-aged, working-class men who committed these atrocities out of a mixture of motives, including the group dynamics of conformity, deference to authority, role adaptation, and the altering of moral norms to justify their actions. Very quickly three groups emerged within the battalion: a core of eager killers, a plurality who carried out their duties reliably but without initiative, and a small minority who evaded participation in the acts of killing without diminishing the murderous efficiency of the battalion whatsoever. While this book discusses a specific Reserve Unit during WWII, the general argument Browning makes is that most people succumb to the pressures of a group setting and commit actions they would never do of their own volition. Ordinary Men is a powerful, chilling, and important work with themes and arguments that continue to resonate today. “A remarkable—and singularly chilling—glimpse of human behavior...This meticulously researched book...represents a major contribution to the literature of the Holocaust."—Newsweek

A Better Globalization

Legitimacy, Governance, and Reform

Author: Kemal Derviş

Publisher: Ctr for Global Development

ISBN: 9780815717638

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 301

View: 2019

"Discusses the two broad dimensions of the globalization debate--economic, including finance, trade, poverty, and health; and political, covering security, the fight against terrorism, and the role of international institutions--and the significance of democratic consent in the twenty-first century"--Provided by publisher.

The Humanitarians

The International Committee of the Red Cross

Author: David P. Forsythe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521612814

Category: History

Page: 356

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Provides a comprehensive overview of the International Committee of the Red Cross from its origins up to the present day.